It was with great pleasure that I accepted the role of Special Education Supervisor for the Red Lion Area School District. I am a native Pennsylvanian, who spent a decade in Nebraska, going to school and teaching 7th grade English. I obtained my Bachelors in Secondary Education and Language Arts from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I went on to earn my first Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Doane College of Nebraska. After moving back to Pennsylvania, I earned my graduate degree in Special Education from Messiah College, and later, my Principals certification from California University of Pennsylvania. I have had the privilege of teaching to diverse populations and cultures, which has helped to shape many of the thoughts and philosophies I have in Education.Sir Richard Branson said, “Listen more than you talk. Nobody learned anything by hearing themselves speak.” I believe this is an essential component to success. You must take the time to listen to yourself, your mentors and your colleagues. I have dedicated myself to the role in order to better serve our schools, staff, and especially the students. As one the two Special Education Supervisors for the district, I am able to utilize my skills, as well as my passion for learning to help the children of our community. I have an unfailing commitment to my students. I rely heavily on my strong morals and ethical standing to lead and mentor both my staff and students.
I want every student I encounter to leave my school with the feelings of empowerment, success, and leadership. I want each student to become better learners, confident in what they know and certain that they will be able to discover what they do not. I want to foster each student’s knowledge that they hold the power and success of their future in their own hands. I also want students to look back on their time with me and know that even though I challenged them, they grew and learned because of it.